To Kill A Mockingbird Critical Lens Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird Critical Lens Essay John Stotz Mr.Connell Period 5 “Most accounts of integrity agree that the person of integrity must have a relatively stable sense of who he is, what is important to him, and the ability to stand by what is most important to him in the face of pressure to so otherwise. But does integrity place any constraints on the [morals] that the person of integrity stand for? (Graham, Jody L. “Does integrity Require Moral Goodness?” ratio, V13 n3 (2002):234-251) In other words, people who have integrity understand himself/herself, what is crucial for him/her, and can stand for their ideas. Does having integrity does require morals? "Integrity is adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness…show more content…
Integrity does require morality as shown in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The main example, that integrity requires morality, is Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. Atticus knows that racism is terrible and should be stopped and he also knows that he can’t stop racism because the people are stuck in their old ways. He also does not care that other people disagree with what he says. Atticus said “I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco,” after Atticus made Bob Ewell look like a fool at the trial. Atticus never questions what he thinks is right throughout the whole novel, such as; black people should be below the white person or that Tom Robinson should be guilty of murder. Atticus’s strong morals can be shown through these actions and his integrity allows him to stand up for what he thinks is right. Atticus is also very honest with his children about his morals. He

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